Uralchem has summed up the results of operating activities for the first six months of 2021. The amount of manufactured products exceeded last year's figures by 1.1%.
In total, within 6 months of 2021, the holding enterprises produced 3,322,000 tons of finished products (in the first six months of 2020, 3,286,000 tons). Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, JSC showed especially good results, exceeding last year's result by 11% due to the commissioning of new facilities in the ammophos production line No. 1. It produced 76,500 tons of universal complex nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium fertilizer NPKS 15:15:15:12 and 19,000 tons of the most marginal product – special water-soluble monoammonium phosphate MAF 12:61. Thanks to these achievements, the production of complex fertilizers in the Uralchem Group increased by 9%, and MAF 12:61 – by 61%.
Also in the first six months of 2021, the unscheduled downtime of ammonia units at the Azot Branch in Berezniki have more than halved, thanks to which the volume of commercial ammonia production increased by 6% YoY. The PMU Branch of Uralchem, JSC in Perm made its contribution to the increase in the production of commercial ammonia by reducing the consumption rate of the substance per ton of urea. In the first six months of 2020 this ammonia rate was 0.59 tons per ton of urea, whereas in the same period of 2021 it reduced to 0.575 tons per ton of urea due to the high-quality overhaul of the urea line in 2020.
In the first six months of 2021, KCKK Branch of URALCHEM, JSC in Kirovo-Chepetsk worked steadily, its performance slightly higher than the last year, and the ammonium nitrate line No. 57 produced 2% more marketable products YoY. The production of calcium nitrite also increased by 25%. This is due to the launch of the third stage of calcium nitrate production in February this year.
At the production site in the city of Yartsevo, Smolensk Region, the production of AdBlue solution, a liquid reagent for cleaning diesel engine exhaust gases, was launched. According to the results of the first six months of 2021, more than 4,000 tons of the corresponding product were released.
Sergey Momtsemlidze, Deputy CEO - Director of Nitrogen direction of URALCHEM:
“The performance indicators for the first six months of 2021 are encouraging. By expanding and updating the product portfolio, and upgrading the existing production assets, our team managed to achieve excellent production results.”